What I Learned From Blogmas This Year

We’ve finally made it to Christmas Eve and I’m all sorts of excited to be nearing the end of Blogmas. It’s been a really great month, but also a really exhausting challenge of constant blogging every day. Not everything I’ve pumped out have been great quality, which I apologize for, but next year I’ll start writing early instead of deciding a few days before that I’m going to roll with it.

This was, quite obviously, my first year attempting Blogmas. I learned about it around Thanksgiving and thought it was interesting. After speaking with the other writers for Inbetween Thoughts, we decided to split up the work and do it for our blog.

But at the end of November, I was still on a writing high from winning National Novel Writing Month and decided I could survive Blogmas on my own.

I wasn’t wrong.

During this month of torture adventure, I’ve learned a few things and I wanted to share with all of you in case you decide to attempt Blogmas next year:

  • It’s really hard to write 25 posts that are all focused on Christmas. While there are plenty of topics to talk about, sometimes they seem to get a bit repetitive.
  • Like NaNoWriMo, you have to really plan around getting everything written on time. Except Blogmas requires you to be a bit more time sensitive since you have daily goals and not a monthly goal. I like this, because it really gets you in the habit of writing on a daily basis.
  • Blogmas is the chance to research everything you want to do for the holidays – be it gifts to purchase, outfits to wear, food to cook, or decorations to put up. I really liked this part of the month because I got to learn about a lot of cool things that I wouldn’t have read about otherwise.
  • You need to branch out in order to reach your Blogmas goals. There is no theme other than Christmas. I could have tried to write fashion and beauty posts all month but I wouldn’t have made it to the end. Branching out is a lot of fun as well, especially when it comes to things you wouldn’t touch normally.
  • If you have huge goals like this, it is better to start early. I can’t count how many times this month that I wished I didn’t have to write something that night. If I had made the time to get ahead and start writing early, it probably wouldn’t have been as stressful. And my posts would have been better quality.
  • I really like writing and blogging and just being a part of the world of words. This month was stressful but also rewarding in that it only grew my love for what I’ve gotten myself into with this blog (and others).

I’ve one more post to go for Christmas and I think you’ll enjoy it. Keep a look out for my North Pole interview tomorrow morning.

I hope that you all have a lovely Christmas! How are you spending the holidays? Did you attempt Blogmas this year? What were some of the things you learned? Can’t wait to hear from you!

Love,
Brittany

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